Debi has always lived and worked in the South Central Pa area. She currently resides in York, PA with her loving partner of 14 years and her two cats. After she reluctantly retired early from teaching elementary education, she happily found her passion again, ART, more specifically painting! Currently she is working with common, interior house paint on board, acrylic paints and soft pastels. She considers herself a colorist and a deconstructionist.
EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS:
Rottler Award Winners Small Group Exhibition: York Art Association, York, PA, May 2018, two nonprofessional and three professional artist exhibition. 2018
Juried an Associate Member Pastel Society of America: New York, NY 2019
Rotating York Art Association Gallery Group Exhibitions: York, PA Various local businesses and offices through the greater York PA area. 2017-present
Rottler Award For Excellence in the Arts Selection: York Art Association, York, PA Nonprofessional Category, Just Peachy and Purple Trees, 2017
Student/Instructor Exhibition: York Art Association, York, PA First Place, Nonprofessional for Wuthering Cliffs, July 2017
Various Membership Exhibitions: York Art Association, York, PA. 2016 - Present
Solo Exhibition: UZRC Gallery- Lititz, PA – March 2014
“On the Wall” Exhibition: Lancaster Art Association, Lancaster, PA. Second Place – for Watercolor, Pet My Belly Please. Jan 2013
National Juried Art Exhibition: Longmont, CO: The Great Frame Up: two works were selected for this juried show, GEO and LOOKING UP. August 2012
Elizabethtown PA Fair: Second Place, FLOWERS IN MASON JAR, First Place, beaded Christmas ornament, First Place, Paper Mache Pumpkin. 2013
Various Member Exhibitions: Lancaster Art Association, 2012 - 2014
Elizabethtown PA Fair: Best of Show (acrylic painting, CORN); First place, still life, BOTTLE; First place, acrylic, CORN; Second place, landscape/seascape, watercolor, CALM BEFORE THE STORM; Second place, birds or animals, PET MY BELLY PLEASE; Second place, paper mache pumpkin head, 2012
Elizabethtown PA Fair: First Place, 525,600 MINUTES, First Place, LOOKING UP. Fourth place, and Fourth Place, PHILLY MADNESS, 2011
ORGANIZATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:
Pastel Society Of America; New York, NY - Juried into society as
an Associate Member, 2019 to present
York Art Association; York, PA – Member, Volunteer, Instructor and
Education Committee 2015 to present
American Impressionist Society; Omaha, NE - 2020 to present
Maryland Pastel Society; Riderwood, MD – Member 2017 to present
Pennsylvania Watercolor Society; Hanover, PA, Member 2016 to present
York PA, Several companies/offices throughout the greater York, PA area,
via the York Art Association Gallery Group
• 2016-Present York Art Association – Several and ongoing art classes and workshops, York, PA.
• 2003-2005 Wilson College - Chambersburg, PA Elementary Education State Certification.
• 6/1987 Lebanon Valley College, Lebanon, PA
Bachelor of Arts; Political Science (Member Pi Gamma Mu - International Honor Society for the Social Sciences)
1983 – Bishop McDevitt High School, Harrisburg, PA – Graduated, College Prep.
Currently Debi is working with common, interior house paint on board. She considers herself a colorist and a deconstructionist.